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Friday, April 26, 2013

2013 DAY 2 NFL MOCK DRAFT- 2ND AND 3RD ROUNDS


2ND ROUND


***TRADE- EAGLES TRADE 2ND(#35) and a 4TH(#135) round pick for JAGUARS 2ND(#33) round pick ***




33.PHIL(jax)-GENO SMITH-QB-W.VA-NFL COMP-WARREN MOON-HOF RET-His skill set  fits exactly what chip Kelly does and best of all he won't be needed to play right away.All his little mechanical flaws can be ironed out this season and he will have time to digest the offense without being forced into anything to soon. Smith has a strong arm ,good accuracy when he's set, is clean off the field , is a great athlete,  and doesn't throw interceptions. Needs work on mechanics ,handling the blitz,pocket awareness, and being a more vocal leader right now. Also needs to add weight and learn a pro system, but he has the football IQ to do it. 





34.SF(kc)-ZACH ERTZ-TE-STAN -NFL COMP-TODD HEAP-AZ-the 49ers offense is at it's best when they are exploiting mismatches. It took awhile for Colin Kaeperneck to find Vernon Davis but he finally did. Ertz would give them a second mismatch down the seem, and the former Stanford cardinal would be able to slide right into his former coaches offense.




35.JAX(phil)JOHNTHAN BANKS-CB-MISS ST-NFL COMP-RICHARD SHERMAN-SEA-The Jaguars let go of long time corner Rashean Mathis recently. New coach Gus Bradley made his bones in Seattle with big ,physical, press corners. Banks may not be the fastest guy but he is hard to get free of off the line of scrimmage. I now see no reason why the jags should rush the QB pick. If Barkley or Nassib are there in round three they should jump on it though. 





36.DET-MENELIK WATSON-OT-FLA-ST.-NFL COMP-JASON PETERS-PHIL Former RT Gosder Cherilus signed with the colts and RG Stephen Peterman was cut, so the entire right side of the Lions O-line will be new this season.  They haven't signed anyone realistic to replace either. Picking Watson allows them to pair him with last years # 1 Reilly Reiff on and have 2 young bookend tackles.




37.CINC-JONATHAN CYPRIEN-S-FIU-NFL COMP-RESHAD JONES-MIA- Reggie Nelson finally played like a first round pick last year, but he needs another safety who can make plays next to him.He is probably one of the players who has risen the most since the college season ended, and he is a safer pick than Elam or Ried.





38.AZ-KEVIN MINTER-ILB-LSU-NFL COMP-TAKEO SPIKES-SD-DESMOND BISHOP-Daryl Washington is suspended to start the season , Paris Lennon hasn't been brought back, and incoming Jaspar Brinkley was bad last year. Even when Washington returns Minter should be the starter next to him. 




39.JETS-*EDDIE LACY-RB-ALA-NFL COMP-MARSHAWN LYNCH-SEA-. This is the kind of back that Rex Ryan needs to run a ground and pound offense. If Lacy was completely healthy this pick would be a lot more solid. Lacy finally had his pro day and didn't look that special. He may not have been fully in shape after having a limited time to train after his hamstring injury. No matter the reason,  any time a running back is too gassed to finish his workout I can't see him going in the 1rst round. Although I still think he is the best back in this draft on tape .




40.TENN-JUSTIN HUNTER-WR-TENN-NFL COMP-SIDNEY RICE-SEA-Kenny Britt has a #1 WR's talent, but due to the law and injuries, he hasn't shown he can be counted on long term. All the other receivers they have are complimentary or slot guys.  Hunter has a much better chance to be a reliable # 1 for Jake Locker or the next guy. Hunter was considered a possible top 10 pick off the 2011 seasons tape before injuries hit him. He finally looked like the old Justin at the combine and he's from Tennessee .




41.BUFF-LARRY WARFORD-G-KY-BOBBY WILLIAMS -BALT-The Bills need another guard to replace the departing Andy Levitre.   Thomas can also play tackle. This positional flexibility could be very useful considering the amount of injuries along the O-line. Warford is a  prototype mauling guard who would get a push in the run game and help keep the pocket clean for EJ.




42.OAK(mia)-AURTHUR BROWN-LB-KAN ST-NFL COMP-JON BEASON-CAR-The Rolando McClain saga is just about done, and Phillip Wheeler also went to the dolphins .None of the cheap vets they have signed except for the aged Kevin Burnett have ever been a quality starter. Brown will be the new QB of the defense and will likely provide good play on the field without the drama off of it.




43.TB-SAM MONTGOMERY-DE/OLB-LSU-NFL COMP-ANTHONY SPENCER-Michael Bennett signed with Seattle, and Bowers has health and jail concerns. Clayborn is also a injury concern. It would be wise of the Bucs to make sure they not only get a DE in this draft, but that they have one who can play both sides. 



44.CAR-*KEENAN ALLEN-WR-CAL-NFL COMP-JORDY NELSON-GB--Steve Smith is the only reliable receiver on the Panther roster, is  near the end ,and is a small guy to boot. Allen gives Cam Newton a steady #2 WR (and possible future #1 receiver) who will be where he is supposed to be, has a really wise catch radius ,and catch it when it's thrown near him .Allen is also the best blocking WR in this draft and  can help the Panthers return to having a strong running game . Even though he is not fully healed yet Allen ran a 4.7 at his long delayed pro day. On tape he is faster and I am sure the Panthers know that. Steal of the draft in my opinion.




45.SD-JESSIE WILLIAMS-DT-ALA-NFL COMP-VINCE WILFORK-NE-Both Antonio Garay and Aubrayo Franklin are gone now leaving Cam Thomas as the only possible nose tackle on the roster .Williams can play the  nose and the end in a 3-4 giving their defense more flexibility.  This guy is big, strong, and raw .The Australian import hasn't been playing football that long, but he plays the run like a NFL NT right now. He is so athletic that he lines up at FB for Alabama as well. With some refinement on his pass rush moves he can be a 3 down player. 




46.BUFF-GAVIN ESCOBAR-TE-SD ST-NFL COMP-SCOTT CHANDLER-BUFF-A good TE is a young QB's best friend and EJ Manuel and Gavin could grow together.  Last years starter Scott Chandler tore his ACL at the end of the season, and may not even be brought back. Escobar is the kind of athletic TE that can be moved all over a formation to cause match up problems. He will need to improve his blocking though. 



47.DALL-DJ SWEARINGER-S-S.CAR-NFL COMP-TJ WARD-CLEV- Gerald Sensabaugh was nothing special at either safety spot and was just cut. Barry Church is coming off major surgery , even though he did play well before being hurt last season. Last years 4th rounder Matt Johnson couldn't stay healthy. DJ has a very good chance to start as a rookie. He is also probably one of the more underrated players in the draft. If Larry Warford or Johnathan Cyprien fall and Jerry Jones( FOR ONCE IN HIS MISERABLE LIFE ) smartly picks either it can make up for the Travis Frederick pick. At least it can be like the first 2  picks are switched and make sense. ...Naw,  that makes to much sense for Dallas. 



48.PITT-MANTI TEO-ILB-N.DAME-NFL COMP-STEPHEN TULLOCH-DET-Larry Foote was a liability last season, so a ILB is a definite need. Ogletree has the talent to warrant a much higher  pick,but we all know why he hasn't been taken yet. He would give them another 3 down LB to go with Timmons. The presence of a strong Polynesian leader like Polamalu will also help him integrate into the locker room with less harassment that he might get somewhere else. 




49.NYG-ROBERT WOODS-WR-USC-NFL COMPO-REGGIE WAYNE-INDY-If any restricted free agent was going to be signed away for a 1rst round pick it's Victor Cruz , but I suspect collusion and it didn't happen. Even if he stays around this year we doubt they have the money to keep both Nicks and Cruz next season. With outside WR's being more valuable we think that means Cruz is gone next season. Woods can play inside or outside and he does everything well. Jerry Reese also like value and Woods is a good one this late.




50.CHI-SIO MOORE-LB-UCONN-NFL COMP-JEROD MAYO-NE
-Urlacher and Briggs are long in the tooth, and Urlacher was just let go for good .   Moore can play whatever LB position they need him at, but is a better fit on the weak side . Although DJ Williams and James Anderson have signed with the bears now its probably unrealistic to expect more than one of them to work out .




51.WASH-TERRON ARMSTEAD-OT-ARK.PB-NFL COMP-TYRON SMITH-DALL-RT has been a weakness for Washington ever since they traded for Jamall Brown. He immediately showed why the saints were willing to let the former Pro Bowler go. Armstead is the raw elite athlete who took the combine by storm. The fact that he also showed good play on the field on tape, then at the east/west game, and even held his own at the senior bowl makes me believe he could go even higher. He looks and moves like a giant TE. With a year or 2 in an NFL weight room and with NFL coaching he could easily be a Pro Bowl blindside protector.A perfect fit in Washington's zone blocking scheme.





52.NE(minn)JAMAR TAYLOR-CB-BOISE ST-NFL COMP-TRAMON WILIAMS-GB-The Patriots go through more high drafted DB's than anyone in the league. They could move McCourty back outside if they have another safety , but he did play well there. Taylor has the mindset of a #1 corner and hopefully the confidence to survive a Belichick tirade. 






53.CINC-*GEOVANI BERNARD-RB-N.CAR-NFL COMP-CJ SPILLER-BUFF- Bernard is a speedy playmaker that can help open up the offense.The Lawfirm of BJGE is more of a inside grinder, but he's not much of a threat to bust a long one, or help out much in the passing game. Bernard gives them what Green Ellis doesn't.





***TRADE-DOLPHINS TRADE 2ND ROUND(#54) PICK TO CHIEFS FOR offensive tackle BRANDON ALBERT***


54.KC(mia,indy)-*BARRET JONES-C/G/T/-ALA-NFL COMP-MAX UNGER-SEA-Injuroes decimated The chiefs excellent O-line last season . The highly decorated and versatile Barrett is not only a center he can also play every other position on the O-line if it's needed. Jones can either compete for the staring right tackle spot , fill in wherever is necessary  or just make it possible for the Chiefs to get their 5 best lineman on the feild . 




55.GB-MONTEE BALL-RB-ORE-NFL COMP-PIERRE THOMAS-NO-The packs running game has been atrocious for years. Ball has the pass protection and receiving chops to fit right in the hybrid west coast/spread offense that the pack runs. After a sub par combine he had a lot of improvement at his pro day.Throw in the Wisconsin ties and he's a natural fit.




56.SEA-KAWANN SHORT-DT-PURDUE-NFL COMP-ANTONIO GARAY-SD-The Seahawks lost Alan Branch to the bills. Short is very talented but he needs to go all out on every play. I wouldn't be surprised if he went much higher. Maybe in a rotation where he is primarily in on passing downs that motor can run consistently hotter, or maybe Pete Carrol can actually help him reach his potential.




57.HOU-DAVID QUISENBERRY-T/G-SJSU-NFL COMP-HARVEY DAHL-RAMS-Right tackle is one of the few areas of weakness on this roster. With  some NFL coaching and a year in the weight room he could easily be a starter at almost every O-line position , and can even be short term fill in at center.




58.DENV-BLIDI WREH-WILSON-CB/S-UCONN-  NFL COMP-TERREL THOMAS-NYG- .Champ Bailey is still a good player despite his last game, but he will also be 35 next season. This corner played well in the senior bowl and tested well at the combine. He can also provide value in the return game and who better to learn from than the champ?




59.NE-TERRANCE WILLIAMS-WR-BAY-NFL COMP-STEVE JOHNSON-BUFF-A outside WR is the patriots chief need, and Brandon Lloyd was just cut. Williams is reliable, smart, runs good routes, has good hands, is a solid citizen, and can stretch the field. Sounds like a Belichick guy. It might also help mend some fences with Brady since they screwed the pooch and let Welker leave. Danny Amendola has never shown the ability to stay healthy, which makes a need to appease Brady even more likely. 



60.ATL-MARGUS HUNT-DE-SMU -NFL COMP-CALAIS CAMPBELL-AZ-Just cut John Abraham is 34 on the weak side and Kroy Bierman is nothing special on the strong-side as far as Atlantas DE's . His talent and frame are undeniable. If he added 20-30 pounds he would still be quick, but 6"8" 277 and running a 4.6 forty is nuts. With long arms and great height this raw unmolded talent is probably too good to pass up here.Hunt can play every special team, especially helping out as a kick blocker this year.




61.SF-JHONATHON HANKINS-DT-OH ST.-NFL COMP-KEVIN WILLIAMS-MINN-The 49ers need a new nose tackle to replace Isacc Sopoaga and infuse some youth into their D-Line. Justin Smith and Ray Mcdonald can set a great example for this giant, and hopefully inspire him to get in better shape . It wasn't that long ago when Hankins was considered an easy top 15 pick.This trade helps the niners get what they want now, thins out some picks in this draft where they have too many, and gives them an extra pick in next years draft.



62.BALT-DAMONTRE MOORE-DE/OLB-TEX A&M-NFL COMP-JOHN ABRAHAM-ATL-GM Ozzie Newsome always finds a way to get value. Courtney Upshaw is a solid guy but will never be a top tier pass rusher. Terrell Suggs is still a good player, but lacks explosion due to age & his repaired Achilles . Moores pre-draft drop will stump the one Suggs had, I am sure Ozzie is hoping Moore has a similar success story. Moore has talent, but looked lazy and out of shape at the combine. Like he hadn't been training for it. Add that he didn't do very well last season when being blocked by top OT's, and the fall was bound to happen. He did 19 reps on the bench at his pro day , but got hurt and didn't run his forty again yet. Even with everything that's gone wrong I think he goes before the end of round 2.The Elvis Dumervil signing won't stop Ozzie from taking the best player available.




3rd Round



***TRADE 49ers trade 3rd round pick(#74) and 4th round(#128) and 7th round(#222) to CHIEFS for 3rd round(#63)




63.KC-
MARKUS WHEATON-WR-ORE.ST-NFL COMP-STEVE SMITH-CAR-A deep threat and slot guy to go with the just resigned Dwayne Bowe . Steve Breaston was cut too, so a WR is must. He can also provide excellence in the return game. Andy Reid will want a WR that can stretch the field. The trade allows Andy Reid to gather more guys that fit his system and get rid of guy that might have sowed dissension in the locker room.





64.JAX-RYAN NASSIB-QB-SYR-NFL COMP-STEVE McNAIR (ret)-Man when QB's get passed by their college coach they can slide. Nassib fall is finally broken by the bad play of Blaine Gabbert. At the very least this creates competition, and energizes(not as much as Tebow would) the fan base for this season.







65.DET-ROBERT ALFORD-CB-SE.LA-NFL COMP-LADARIUS WEBB-BALT-They have had crappy CB play for years and only improved one side last year with Chris Houston,who is now a free agent . If the coach and GM want to keep their jobs they should get CB help right now. Alford should not only start at corner but he can also help out in the return game.




66.OAK-*MATT BARKLEY-QB-USC- NFL COMP-ANDY DALTON-CINC- FINALLY!  cries the entire Barkley family . The problem with being a west coast QB is that you don't fit every offense. OC Greg Olson has west coast roots. Yes, it's another USC QB, but unlike Palmer this one comes cheaply. I honestly think he could fall a long way if they don't take him. In this case that new 5 years of control rule strikes again .The raiders have more needs than any team in the draft and salary cap problems too. The trades back not only give them a lot of picks , it gives them a lot of inexpensive players. With Al Davis not around to muck it up this one draft with Reggie Mckenzie at the helm could go a long way toward returning the franchise to contention. They traded Carson Palmer and acquired Matt Flynn. Since they are in an absolute rebuilding year anyway that means they will pit Flynn vs Terrell Pryor vs Barkley this year, even though we don't see Pryor as a long term QB .Pryor is a Calvin Johnson type athlete and we expect them to eventually convert him to receiver, as he has never shown even an average football IQ.Barkley is a 4 year starter with a high football IQ and he is from Cali. I wouldn't be surprised if he wins the job in the preseason, and energizes the fan base.



67.PHIL-*PHILLIP THOMAS-FRES.ST-NFL COMP-HARRISON SMITH-MINN-Kurt coleman is probably best suited to be a career backup and Nate Allen hasn't been the same player since returning from injury his rookie year.  Thomas is a ball hawk and if he falls this far it's a steal.




68.CLEV-DAVID AMERSON-S/CB-N.-CAR ST.-ANTONIO CROMARTIE-JETS-Sheldon Brown is 34 and hasn't been resigned.  We do believe Mike Lombardi wants a big corner to pair with Joe Haden . It needs to be a physical attacking press corner in new Defensive Coordinator Ray Horton's defense. They also prefer big CB's which Amerson certainly is. If you watch his 2011 tape he's a top 10 pick as a corner. After spending this year trying to jump routes to break the interception record I am not sure what he is now. Last season he looked like a safety. This late someone will think he's worth the risk ,and might be able to help you at both positions. He lit up the combine so don't be surprised if he goes higher.




69.AZ-*TRAVIS KELCE-TE-CINC-NFL COMP-JASON WITTEN-DALL- If Kelce was clean off the field , had 2 years of solid production on tape instead of one , and he was healthy he would easily be the first TE off the board. Kelce is an excellent athlete and a strong blocker with a ton of questions that need answering.A good TE is a QB's best friend and I'm sure Carson Palmer would appreciate one who can block as well.   A real receiving threat at TE has been lacking for a long time in AZ. He would draw attention away from Fitzgerald and help stretch the field vertically the way Bruce Arians likes.



70.TENN-*VANCE McDONALD-TE-RICE-NFL COMP-ZACH MILLER-SEA-The loss of Jared Cook was partially blunted by the signing of Delanie Walker, but Walker is nowhere near the receiving threat that the Titans need. McDdonald has displayed all the qualities of a two way tight end , and we think his best football is still ahead of him. The run on tight ends chills now. 



71.STL(buff)-BRYAN SCHWENKE-C/G-CAL-NFL COMP-WILL MONTGOMERY-WASH-Robert Turner can play either center or one of the guard spots. Schwenke can play the other and his quickness and intelligence can only make this line better. 




72.JETS- QUINTON PATTON-LA.TECH-NFL COMP-RODDY WHITE-ATL-Patton has fallen way too far in this draft and the jest need any and all reliable playmakers.  It also allows them to finally cut overpaid, injury prone ,malcontent Santonio Holmes. Patton is  smart, can catch, will go after the ball , a good route runner and can even block some. Just what this offense needs.



73.TB-LOGAN RYAN-CB-RUTG-NFL COMP-RONDE BARBER-TB-Even with a trade for Revis the bucs will need another corner with the loss of EJ Biggers. Since Greg Sciano coached Ryan at Rutgers he will definitely appreciate the hard nosed playing style Logan has.




74.DALL(sf,car)-LE'VEON BELL-RB-MICH ST-NFL COMP-MICHAEL BUSH-CHI- DeMarco Murray's health is always in question . Bell is as durable as they come and has played through injury many times. He did have a big workload last season, but splitting time with Murray should allow his body to recover. For a power back he is surprisingly effective in the passing game.





75.-DAVID BAKHTIARI-OT-COL-NFL COMP-JORDAN GROSS-CAR-Jermon Bushrod was just a decent left tackle but he got paid by the bears and now the saints have nothing but question marks at left tackle. As of now it's a competition between two draft bust in Charles Brown and Jason Smith. Bakhtiari has the agility and skill level to be a perfect fit in this spread offense. 




76.SD-ANDRE ELLINGTON-RB-CLEM-NFL COMP-LESEAN McCOY-PHI-Former 1rst rounder Ryan Mathews has not lived up to expectations. His inability to stay healthy and hold onto the ball means this is probably his last chance in San Diego. Another back is needed and Ellington is more of a home run hitter than Mathews. He is also an asset in the passing game.




77.MIA-BENNIE LOGAN-DT-LSU-NFL COMP-JURELL CASEY-TENN-Randy Starks got the franchise tag, but there has been no chatter about a long term deal coming anytime soon.Logan has the ability to start as a rookie and anchor the inside for the raiders.




78.BUFF-(stl)TANK CARRADINE-DE/OLB-FLA.ST.-NFL COMP-SIMEON RICE(ret)-Mark Anderson was hurt a lot last season and someone needs to be waiting in the wings  at DE.If Cornelius "Tank" Carradine checks out medically before the draft , at least enough that teams believe he would be the same player he was pre-injury at the start of the season, he will go in the 1rst  round .So far he has ran a mid 4.7 to-4.9 depending on which report you believe and he isn't anywhere near full health yet.  Until we know more we are guessing he starts the season on the PUP list and only plays half a season at best. 





79.PITT
-SHAMARKO THOMAS-S-SYR-NFL COMP-BOB SANDERS-(ret)-Both starting safety's are now over 30 and Polamalu is usually hurt. Williams is an elite talent who needs polish and to keep his nose clean. Pittsburgh might be just the place for him. Thomas hits like a truck and is a big time athlete , but if he were 4 inches taller he would probably be in contention to be the second safety drafted.





80.DALL-KHASEEM GREENE-OLB-RUTG-NFL COMP-THOMAS DAVIS-CAR-This pick allows Dallas to play Bruce Carter on the strongside and gives them 3 linebackers with the speed and know how to cover. It will also help slow down the read option that RG3 and whoever Chip Kelly has at QB will be running. 




81.NYGDARIUS SLAY-CB-MISS ST-NFL COMP-DOMINIQUE RODGERS-CROMARTIE -DENV -The giants lose defensive backs like a little kid with marbles. Almost every DB on the NYG roster is coming off injury, a possible cap casualty, is in some state of free agency, or some combination thereof. Both Terrell Thomas and Corey Webster took pay cuts to stay but with their injury history's the G-men still need more corners. He has elite speed and fluidity but his tackling and football IQ knock him back to the late 2nd-early 3rd range of the draft.




82.MIA(chi)-AARON DOBSON-WR-MAR-NFL COMP-MICHAEL CRABTREE-SF-Mike Wallace, Brian Hartline, and Devon Bess are the dolphins top 3 receivers. None of them are the stoutest guy . Dobson is. He's a grinder , route runner, possession receiver, and blocker. In short he is what their receiving core is missing. 




83.NE-BRANDON WILLIAMS-DT-MOU-S-ST-NFL COMP-JOSH PRICE-BRENT-DALL- Vince Wolfork is getting up there in age and Former second round nose tackle Ron Brace didn't pan out and was cut. While Williams not a great pass rusher he is stout against the run and can push the pocket against the pass.After his strong senior bowl we went searching for everything we could find on the small school standout, and were impressed by him on film. 





84.CINC-MIKE CATAPANO-DE-PRINC-NFL COMP-OSI UMENYIORA-NYG- -Michael Johnson is on the franchise tag and there has been little progress reported on a long term deal . Add that Carlos Dunlap will be a free agent next year and it's prudent that the Bengals protect themselves. Catapano has the frame to play either side and the raw athleticism anyone would like. He went to Princeton so were are going to assume he has the brains too. He is a raw talent from a small football school, but every time we watch him on tape he is causing a ruckus.



85.WASH-BW WEBB-CB.WILL&MARY-NFL COMP-TRAMON WILIAMS-GB- It's hard to see Deangelo Hall and EJ biggers causing the Redskins to feel confident to start the season at corner. Webb is from nearby William & Mary , he can play the slot, and can also help in the return game. 




86.INDY-JOHNATHAN FRANKLIN-RB-UCLA-NFL COMP-AHMAD BRADSHAW-NYG-Both Donald Brown and Vick Ballard are better fits as a backup. Franklin is used tp being the lead dog, and he also excels in the passing game. He should really go a lot higher but we doubt he will. 




87.SEA-BUFF-BRIAN WINTERS-G/T-KENT ST-NFL COMP-LOGAN MANKINS-NE-Other than left LT Russell Okung and C Max Unger Seattle no one on the Seahawk line played very well last season . Winters can play both tackle & guard and he's a angry run blocker with a nasty edge to his game that will fit right in.




88.GB-JOHN JENKINS-DT-GA-NFL COMP-JAMALL WILLIAMS-(ret)- To run the 3-4 you need a NT and they don't have a good one, because Raji usually plays end for some reason .The huge Jenkins is surprisingly quick for his girth , although he will need to maintain his current weight loss to reach his potential. This guy is big, strong,and  fits the bill . He has the talent to go a lot higher but his inconsistent effort makes this a legit possibility. With more effort he could be a 3 down NT, and if he stays under 340 he can also play some  end.He has dropped close to 40 pounds since the season ended, but unless he is willing to put a weight clause in his contract this is as high as we would take him.



89.HOU-KEVIN REDDICK-ILB-NC-NFL COMP-DESMOND BISHOP-GB-When Brian Cushing was lost their defense was greatly reduced. They need another guy who can QB the middle of the defense if Cushing isn't ready ,or goes down again. Reddick has the toughness and football IQ to play inside in either front.




90.DENV-JJ WILCOX-S/CB-GA.STH-NFL COMP-DEVIN McCOURTY-NE-Both starting safety's had decent seasons and a really bad playoff game. Mike Adams is especially vulnerable in coverage. The former RB/WR Wilcox has safety size and toughness to go along with corner feet. He can play both positions long term, but his value early is as a special teams stud.



91.NE-STEDMAN BAILEY-WR-W.VA-NFL COMP-ANTONIO BROWN-PITT- Bailey always finds a way to get open and could be their future slot WR once Amendiola gets hurt again. Brady will love this guy and Bellichick has history of doubling up on a position of need  in the draft.



92.STL(atl)-RB-STEPHON TAYLOR-RB-STAN-NFL COMP-DOUG MARTIN-TB-- Steven Jackson opted out of his deal and his career as a Ram is over. With him joining Atlanta to play for a contender the rams need a every-down back. Taylor may not be a workout warrior but he gets the job done on the field and is great in pass pro.




93.SF-*MARCUS LATTIMORE-RB-S. CAR-FRED JACKSON-BUFF-Frank Gore is past 30 and has overcome multiple knee injuries. With so many picks in this draft( and so few roster spots available for this season )the niners have the luxury to use some of their picks for the future. Lattimore would have easily been the first RB taken if not for a knee injury. Whether he starts the season on the Pup list and comes back mid season, or misses the season entirely I wouldn't bet against him long term. He plays like he loves the game and is a 3 down back. 




94.BALT-ZAVIAR GOODEN-OLB.-MOU-NFL COMP-WESLEY WOODYARD-DEN- The Ravens didn't have one linebacker play even average against the pass last season . Gooden can not only cover but he is a potential sideline to sideline player from the weak side. At the very least he can be  their nickle linebacker and a special teams contributor as a rookie. 



95.HOU-(Compensatory)-JAMIE COLLINS-OLB-S.MISS-NFL COMP-BRIAN ORAPKO  WASH -The loss of Connor Barwin makes this pick likely if the Texans want to keep up the pass rush that makes this defense work. The highly athletic Collins best position is as a rush linebacker and I am sure Wade Phillips will have a use for him.


96.KC-(Compensatory)-*#KIKO ALONSO-LB-ORE-NFL COMP-KARLOS DANSBY-MIA- Their has never been a really good player next to Derick Johnson  on the inside of the chiefs 3-4.  Alonso's character and injury history are the only reason he falls this far, and if he can stay on the field he could slide over when Johnson is past it. He should at least be an upgrade over Jovan Belcher, and comp picks are the best ones to take chances with.




97.TENN-(Compensatory)-TYRANN MATHIEU-CB/S-LSU-NFL COMP-DANIEL MANNING-HOU-The titans starting corners played well last year but in the slot Ryan Mouton and Coty Sensabaugh didn't get the job done. Webb profiles best as  a slot corner and return man. Since the Honeybadger now says he does care about football , and he does have a  penchant for making plays in big games, someones going to take him by the end of third.Again-compensatory picks are always the best ones to take chances with. 


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